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Our app makes it easier

Critical tools and information whenever you need them. The William Hinton finance & tax app provides you with a range of tools that make your financial tracking easier, including a GPS mileage tracker, receipt and expense management, and an income tracker. You’ll also find 16 great tax, VAT and financial calculators you can use at any time, from simple VAT calculators to more complex ones such as Salary versus Dividend or Company Car benefits.

Consultancy & systems advice

Your professional and personal goals are central to our consulting services; we take the time to get to know you better so we can offer the best advice.

Our Consultancy & systems advice services include:

Tailored financial management systems
IT advice on accounting systems
Management consultancy
Corporate finance
Management consultancy

Our management consultancy service can review your credit control, stock control, budgeting and financial reporting systems and allow you to take full control of these key areas of your business. We can also help you address specific problem areas in your business such as gross profit , cost control and stock valuation.

Effective management information will allow you to seize opportunities when they arise or identify problems quickly so you can take effective corrective action.

Information technology

Information technology (IT) is one of the key resources available to every business to achieve its short and long-term objectives.

Using the knowledge gained from our own systems and those designed for other clients, our in-house IT team are able to advise on IT related matters with first-hand experience. We can install software, provide training and help you to obtain the best from your chosen system. Our expertise enables a complete range of services to be offered, including:

  • software selection;
  • hardware selection;
  • installation and training;
  • management reporting solutions; and
  • payroll systems.

If you are spending too much time writing up books, typing invoices and chasing debts we help to take control by computerising your accounts system. We can help you to make the best use of IT resource to produce financial information that is accurate and appropriate for running your business effectively. With the correct accounting software you will save hours of hard work leaving you more time to deal with the more important areas of the business.

In short, whether you are investing in new technology, reviewing existing systems or have simply outgrown your current resource, we can help.

Business startup

Most people starting up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through.

However, they may not be experts in the legal and financial aspects of running a business and such matters often appear daunting. Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business but you do need the support of a team of trained experts.

Our Business startup services include:

Financial planning
Structuring of business
Securing start-up funds
Advice on financing a new business
We can help

Just bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality! We will help you to:

  • decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company;
  • prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts;
  • assess the finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance and draw up the necessary proposals;
  • establish a good working relationship with your bank;
  • complete any registration procedures with Companies House and HMRC;
  • deal with company secretarial issues;
  • set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements;
  • decide on what computer hardware to buy and help with the installation of accountancy software;
  • keep on top of bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and other accounting requirements; and
  • help with all aspects of business compliance and administration.

Compliance

We provide a range of compliance services to support all aspects of business administration.

We can help you by making sure accounts are prepared in the correct format, statutory books and other company secretarial records are kept up-to-date and that all statutory returns are prepared. Our experienced team will relieve you of the regulatory burden and leave you more time to concentrate on other areas of your business. In short, we will make sure everything is in the right format, in the right place and at the right time.

Our Compliance services include:

Tax returns
Payroll procedures
Company secretarial services
Annual accounts preparation
Statutory audits

Support

The combination of your business knowledge and our support services will help your business to grow and increase profitability.

Our Support services include:

Liaising with banks and institutions
Budgets, business plans and forecasts
Bookkeeping
Payroll advice
Management accounts and information
Management information

Regular management information is vital to the continued success of any business. We work closely with you to get to know your business so we can make suggestions to help improve profits or to develop and grow your business. We can prepare your monthly or quarterly management accounts to ensure you always have reliable and accurate information on which to base your business decisions.

Payroll

Running a payroll can be time consuming and complicated and divert resources from the core activities of your business. We can address this by installing payroll software and training your staff. Outsourcing this activity also helps relieve the pressure and we can offer cost-effective solutions. We are able to provide the complete service, what ever the size or complexity of your business, or simply provide support when needed.

Bookkeeping

We can help you with all your general bookkeeping requirements, either at your offices or at our office. You may require help to write up books or need us to add the finishing touches to information on bookkeeping systems in order to create your own management information. If you do not employ a bookkeeper then we can take up the role or help you recruit the right person for your business.

Business planning and forecasts

Every business should plan ahead to ensure success but daily business pressures often conspire to delay the strategic planning process. Financial forecasts are a crucial part of any business plan and we will ensure these are both meaningful and robust.

Liaising with banks and institutions

We offer support when liaising with banks and other financial institutions. Drawing on our wealth of experience we can support our clients through this often daunting experience.

Taxation

As tax advisers, our objective is to work closely with you to ensure you pay the minimum tax required by law.

Our Taxation services include:

HMRC Investigations
VAT, NI and PAYE
Personal Tax (including sole traders and partnerships)
Corporation tax services

We will help you to understand the tax implications of your actions, in order that you can plan ahead and conduct your affairs in a tax efficient way.

Corporation tax services

Under Corporation Tax Self Assessment (CTSA), the legal responsibility for correctly calculating the corporation tax liability falls on business owners. We understand the issues facing owner-managed businesses and can prepare tax returns in a timely and efficient manner. We will also calculate your company's tax liability and assist with the calculation of any quarterly instalment payments.

The increased reporting obligations, investigation policies on the part of the tax authorities and harsher penalties for non-compliance mean that your time and resources can be taken up with tax administration. We will help to minimise corporate tax exposure and relieve the administrative burden of compliance with current tax legislation. Effective corporate tax planning can also result in significant improvements in your bottom line.

Personal Tax (including sole-traders and partnerships)

We are specialists in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Self Assessment

We have the expertise and software to take the headache out of the form filling and compliance aspect of Self Assessment. We can provide you with practical advice on personal tax positions and the planning opportunities available to you. We can complete tax returns, calculate any tax liability and advise you on exactly when to make payments and how much to pay.

Personal tax planning

Today, more and more emphasis is being put on taxpayers' individual responsibilities and everyone who is subject to taxation needs professional advice and support if they are to optimise their tax position and ensure they meet the compliance requirements. Our specialist tax team can provide you with year-round advice on all aspects of personal taxation.

Estate planning

Few of us like to think about dying, however the relevant legislation requires us to plan well in advance. This means making the necessary provisions now. There are many tax opportunities available and the earlier arrangements are made, the greater the chance of taking full advantage of our complicated tax system.

It is important when planning to transfer an estate that adequate provision is made and getting the right balance requires considerable skill and foresight - along with a detailed knowledge of the current tax regime. We provide a discreet comprehensive estate planning service that includes:

  • help with planning and reviewing a will;
  • making full use of exemptions and lower tax rates on lifetime transfers;
  • optimising lifetime transfers between family members;
  • transferring agricultural or business property;
  • transferring assets into trust; and
  • arranging adequate life assurance to cover potential inheritance tax liabilities.

We also have expertise in dealing with trusts; a relatively easy and very tax efficient way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries outside the inheritance tax net. We can advise on the most suitable type of trust to fulfil your wishes, assist in setting up the trust and provide the full range of accounting services required for trust management.

VAT

Ever changing regulations and the growing demands of HMRC mean VAT compliance can be a difficult administrative process. We can help to ensure that you comply with the regulations and that overpayments are not made. To help you manage this complex area, we provide an efficient, cost-effective VAT service, which includes:

  • assistance with VAT registration;
  • advice on VAT planning and administration;
  • use of the most appropriate scheme;
  • VAT control and reconciliation;
  • help with completing VAT returns;
  • planning to minimise future problems with HMRC; and
  • negotiating with HMRC in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals if necessary.
HMRC Investigations

Being the subject of a tax investigation by HMRC can be a stressful and worrying experience. With the onset of personal and corporate self-assessment, HMRC staff can now review cases on a 'sample basis'; consequently, tax investigations have become more frequent. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with HMRC investigations, whether they are enquiries into an individual’s Tax Return under the Self Assessment regime, more detailed enquiries or employer-related investigations into PAYE and P11d compliance. If you are about to be the subject of an investigation, we can provide expert help and support.

Tax protection

With the increased risk of such investigations it may be worth considering taking out an annual insurance policy to protect you and your business from unexpected costs; an investigation will undoubtedly result in additional accountancy work being undertaken. The amount of work will depend upon the complexity of the case but the cost could be substantial.

Investments & pensions

In today's complicated and strictly regulated financial services market, providing independent financial advice requires specialist knowledge.

Our Investment and pensions services include:

Estate planning
Retirement planning
Financial services

We make use of our wide range of professional contacts to ensure you have a suitable independent adviser and we work with them to provide you with impartial advice in areas such as:

  • Pension schemes
  • Life assurance
  • Critical illness cover
  • Private medical insurance and care plans
  • Individual savings accounts
  • Investments

Additional services

We'll gladly come to any of your key business meetings as a resource to help you make the very best use of your time.

And you can use us in any way you want - from silent observer to adjudicator, technical adviser to independent sounding board, chairman to minute taker, or even as the facilitator for brainstorming sessions. We can even prepare the agenda if you'd find that helpful. The choice of what you want us to do is entirely yours. And whatever role you want us to play, our input will be covered by an agreed fixed fee and an unconditional money back guarantee just in case you aren't completely delighted.

In our experience, when smaller businesses - even one man band businesses - start holding board meetings they immediately start thinking like, acting like and achieving like their bigger and more successful counterparts. So if you're not already in the habit of holding regular board meetings, it could just be what you need to really give your results a boost.

Some of the benefits you will get from BoardView include:
  • Meetings that rise above office politics to focus on the really important issues, such as how to drive the business on to ever-greater success.
  • Meetings that are disciplined and kept on track - so that everyone attending is able to get the very most from them.
  • An outsider's perspective - which, by challenging preconceived ideas about how things are done in the industry or business, helps to identify breakthrough ideas and strategies that have never been tried before.
  • External accountability - so that all the good ideas generated in the meetings are turned into agreed action plans, effective action and impressive results.

So, if you would like your business to be even more successful, please give us a call to explore how BoardView would work for you.

Remember, we will refund every penny of your investment in BoardView if you are not absolutely delighted. That's how confident we are that it can make a very real difference to your success. So, since the risk is all ours, what have you got to lose by giving us a call to find out exactly how it would work for you?

Legal sevices

As members of the Legal Services Guild our Barrister Intermediary can help you access the legal assistance you require. Everything from general advice or the drafting of legal documents up to representation by leading Queen’s Counsel.

Not only that, clients of our Legal Services department enjoy LawCard Membership providing them with a wide range of protective and cost saving benefits.

visit our dedicated legal services page here